Orange-Molasses Glazed Chicken

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
4

Skinless chicken breasts get a potent coating of orange juice and molasses before baking.

Ingredients

  • 5 to 6 oranges

  • ½ cup red-wine vinegar

  • ¼ cup molasses

  • 4 bone-in skinless chicken breast halves (8 ounces each)

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Squeeze oranges to yield 3 cups of juice. In a large skillet, combine juice, vinegar, and molasses. Boil over high heat, skimming foam occasionally, until mixture is reduced to 1/2 cup, 10 to 15 minutes. Reserve half the glaze for serving.

  2. Place chicken on a rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Season generously with salt and pepper, and brush with glaze.

  3. Bake chicken, brushing with glaze twice, until juices run clear when pierced, 35 to 40 minutes. Serve hot with reserved glaze.

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